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Toroloco fancied to top in Invitation Cup

Bangalore, Mar 2, 2013:

Super Storm expected to mount serious challenge

Kolkata Race Card

Bangalore horses Toroloco and Super Storm will be among the favourites in a star-studded field at the Indian Turf Invitation Cup (Grade I) race over 2400 metres, to be held at the Royal Calcutta Turf Club here on Sunday.

To be ridden P Mulrennan and trained by I Ghatala, Toroloco has an impressive track record, registering seven victories out of 11 appearances. With the format of the Invitation Cup revised after much deliberation that allows horses to compete in the coveted race as long as they qualify, the five-year-old gelding will aim to make amends for the runner-up finish to In The Spotlight in last year’s edition.


A proven performer, Toroloco relishes pace and distance and very few would be counting against it in a field that has all the classic winning four-year olds barring Machiavellianism and Red Baron.

However, if there is one horse that can stop Toroloco, it is Super Storm. After finishing second to Red Baron in the Kimmane Bangalore Winter Derby, the Suraj Narredu-trained colt shocked everyone when it pulled off a sensational victory in the McDowell Signature Premier Indian Derby -- the biggest race in the national racing calendar.

To be piloted by Jimmy Fortune yet again, the four-year-old colt could very well create another storm, this time at India’s oldest turf club.

Another horse that holds a lot of promise in the Rs 1.53 crore prize money event is Tintinnabulation. The Hyderabad-based gelding finished second in the Calcutta Derby Stakes before showing its prowess in the Golconda Derby Stakes with a commanding victory. S Padmanabhan-trained Borsalino, winner of the last year’s Bangalore Summer Derby, to be piloted by David Allan, is capable of producing a surprise or two among the 14 horses in the fray.

The winner will take home Rs one crore along with the trophy.

1. Hoverplane Cup Div II (rtd 00-25) 1200M, 12.45 pm: 1. Alacrity 62 I Chisty 3; 2. Petaloid 60 Jorawar S 1; 3. Rappadan Glory 59 David Allan 7; 4. Haynestown 57 C Alford 2; 5. Piaffe 54 P Kamlesh 6; 6. Hurricane Andrew 53 C Henrique 4; 7. Swiss King 53 Sameer Khan 5; 8. Glorious Song 52.5 B Sreekanth 8.

Piaffe 1; Rappadan Glory 2.

2. Sans Craintes Cup (terms) 1200M, 1.15 pm: 1. Self Directed 55 Shailesh 12; 2. Afrah 53.5 V Jodha 2; 3. Conquest 53.5 I Chisty 11; 4. Cynosure 53.5 B Sreekanth 7; 5. Iron Lady 53.5 A Sandesh 3; 6. Luck Luck Lucky 53.5 Dashrath S 9; 7. Pearly Queen 53.5 M Krishna 4; 8. Rainbow Dancer 53.5 VR DeSousa 1; 9. Shamrock 53.5 P Trevor 6; 10. Shivalik Empress 53.5 Mohit Singh 5; 11. Significant 53.5 C Henrique 8; 12. Spanish Moon 53.5 David Allan 10.

Spanish Moon 1; Shamrock 2.

3. Hoverplane Cup Div I (rtd 00-45) 1200M, 1.45 pm: 1. Focus 62.5 B Mahesh 5; 2. Fankaar 61.5 Mohit Singh 3; 3. Don Magnifico 59.5 Md Azharuddin 1; 4. Azorian 59 Gnaneshwar 7; 5. Hot Iron 54 M Krishna 8; 6. Secret Gloss 54 Vikash Tamang 6; 7. Ijlal 53 Zarar Alam 2; 8. Regal Bearing 52.5 NS Parmar 4.

Fankaar 1; Don Magnifico 2.

4. Rohan Lifescapes Cup (rtd 00-45) 1600M, 2.15 pm: 1. River Pride 62 S John 5; 2. Stiling Veil 59.5 C Alford 1; 3. Combined Operation 58.5 Dashrath S 10; 4. Eros 58 Vikash Tamang 3; 5. Beethoven 57.5 Md Imran 11; 6. La Dominique 57.5 Md Islam 8; 7.

Rembrandt 57.5 B Sreekanth 6; 8. Big Old Man 56.5 Kishore Kadam 9; 9. Classical Romance 56.5 A Sandesh 7; 10. Rise Above 56 NS Parmar 2; 11. Scarlatti 56 P Trevor 12; 12. Hills Of The Moon 53 M Dwyer 4.

Eros 1; Rembrandt 2.

5. In The Spotlight Cup (rtd 40-85) 1200M, 2.50 pm: 1. Viva La Diva 61 Vikas Tamang 13; 2. Iverness 60 R Hughes 8; 3. Royal Honour 59.5 Zarar Alam 6; 4. Charlemagne 59 P Trevor 4; 5. Sunny Sue 58.5 A Sandesh 2; 6. Fireback 58 M Dwyer 3; 7. Oriental Diana 57.5 Dashrath S 10; 8. Sreedhan 57.5 Shailesh 7; 9. Stand Apart 56 I Chisty 9; 10. Zillionaire 56 V Jaiswal 11; 11. Follow The Dream 54.5 Jorawar S 1; 12. Torch Of Life 54.5 Md Islam 5; 13. Signor Sassi 53.5 Kishore Kadam 12; 14. Wild Card 53.5 P Kamlesh 14.
Charlemagne 1; Iverness 2.

6. Maj PK Mehra Memorial Super Mile Cup (Grade 1) (terms) 1600M, 3.20 pm: 1. Aristos 59 P Trevor 1; 2. Arktouros 59 C Alford 7; 3. Berlusconi 59 R Hughes 8; 4. Immense 59 S John 3; 5. Kohinoor Wish 59 NS Parmar 2; 6. Ranthambhore 59 J Fortune 6; 7. Star Of Gibraltar 59 A Sandesh 5; 8. Chase The Sun 54.5 David Allan 4.

Star Of Gibraltar 1; Kohinoor Wish 2.

7. Suresh Mahindra Multi-Million Trophy (Grade III) (terms) 1400M, 3.55 pm: 1. Optimus Prime 60 S John 3; 2. Bold Police 58 C Henrique 2; 3. Sunday Storm 58 David Allan 4; 4. Rajasthan Royals 57.5 J Fortune 7; 5. River Star 56 Shailesh 12; 6. Plenipotent 55.5 PS Chouhan 6; 7. Master Bullet 55 CS Jodha 1; 8. River Blitz 54 I Chisty 9; 9. Coccinella 52.5 S Zervan 8; 10. Klipspringer 52.5 M Dwyer 10; 11. Sovetskaya 52.5 P Trevor 11; 12. Nickel Chrome 50 Dashrath S 5.

Optimus Prime 1; Cocinella 2.

8. Indian Turf Invitation Cup (Grade I) (terms) 2400M, 4.30 pm: 1. Dandified 59 C Alford 10; 2. Ocean And Beyond 59 I Chisty 13; 3. Onassis 59 S Zervan 6; 4. Toroloco 59 P Mulrennan 1; 5. An Acquired Taste 55 P Kamlesh 8; 6. Angel Crown 55 SN Chavan 14; 7. Borsalino 55 David Allan 2; 8. Hemisphere 55 R Hughes 11; 9. Snowscape 55 Shailesh 7; 10. Super Storm 55 J Fortune 4; 11. Supreme Star 55 J Fortune 4; 12. Tintinnabulation 55 PS Chouhan 5; 13. Wind Stream 55 M Dwyer 9; 14. Maple Star 53.5 B Sreekanth 12.
Toroloco 1; Super Storm 2.

9. Sentouki Cup (rtd 20-65) 1400M, 5.15 pm: 1. Snow Princess 62.5 M Dwyer 15; 2. Ardent N Graceful 62 C Alford 3; 4. Head Hunter 61 DK Ashish 2; 4. Skyway 60 NS Parmar 12; 5. Legends Order 59 VR SeSousa 9; 6. Aletris 58.5 Gnaneshwar 10; 7. Manhattan Rain 58 S John 7; 8. Awesome Indian 57 Mohit Singh 6; 9. Haddock 56.5 I Chisty 5; 10. Isle Of Capri 54.5 CS Jodha 8; 11. Serena 54.5 P Trevor 4; 12. Schwarzenegger 54 V Jaiswal 13; 13. Spectacular Style 53.5 Md Islam 1; 14. Incanto Bliss 53 B Sreekanth 14; 15. Tasveer 53 B Srinivas Rao 11.

Legends Order 1; Snow Princess 2.

Day’s best: Fankaar.

Double: Eros and Charlemagne.

Jackpot: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Mini-jackpot: 6, 7, 8, 9. I treble: 1, 2, 3. II treble: 4, 5, 6. III treble: 7, 8, 9.

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